HC Deb 10 April 1962 vol 657 c1111
10. Sir T. Moore

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the reconstruction of the Nash houses in Park Crescent between Portland Place and Regent's Park; and if he will now state whether the same methods can be adopted in regard to the other Nash terraces in the Park threatened with destruction.

Sir E. Boyle

The methods adopted in Park Crescent are the same as those approved by the Crown Estate Commissioners for the reconstruction of the Nash houses in Sussex Place, York Terrace West, York Gate West and Clarence Terrace, but they have not been accepted by the London County Council for these Terraces.

Sir T. Moore

Apart from the fact that the reconstruction I have mentioned was perfectly carried out, does my hon. Friend realise that the chief adviser to the London County Council, who opposed these destructive proposals, is a very distinguished architect? Has my hon. Friend approached the Royal Institute of British Architects so as to get the best professional opinion on this proposed alteration?

Sir E. Boyle

I cannot answer the latter part of that supplementary question without notice, but I am sure that both my right hon. and learned Friend and the Commissioners will take note of the point my hon. Friend has just made.